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Demands For Autonomy: Internal Weaknesses Of A Multiethnic, Multicultural, And Multinational State

The greatest strength of Indian polity is its gravest weakness. India is hailed by many as a shining example of a multicultural, multiethnic, and multinational democratic state, which has successfully weathered many internal threats of disintegration. But still, the assertive face of multiple ethno cultural... 

Voters In The Heat Of Election: High Risk Campaign To Start

India has a system of political institutions, conducting more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us. This was true, and it remains true today. The political institutions and traditions of the land possibly give us a truer democracy... 

Thangal General ‘“ A Descendant Of The Hills

Lungthoubu Thangal better known as Thangal Menjor and later known as Thangal General was a legendary hero of Thangal tribe. From his childhood he had a peculiar character and appearance and had extraordinary strength. He was bold, active, intelligent and fond of playing and hunting. His courage and bravery... 

Project Maninagapur

Union Minister, Oscar Fernandez and top bureaucrat, K Padmanabhaiah seem to be at their wits end while they try to untangle the foxy Naga problem of Greater Nagaland. Before a decade of Peace Talks in fruitless search for lasting peace expires in another two years, I beg to submit a proposal for the... 

Bringing Manipuri Dance To The World Stage

Manipuri Dance has been in existence since long before the beginning of any written history of the people of Manipur. In fact, Manipuri dance is the vehicle of pre-literate tribal memory for the Meiteis, who inhabit the valley of Manipur, a small state in the northeastern corner of India. Their oldest... 

Traditional Religion Of The Meiteis

Vaishnavism is of comparatively recent origin in Manipur. This religion came to the land in a most unexpected manner from the east in 1470 AD. (Shakabda 1392) Thangwan Ningthouba king of Manipur, better known by his reign-name Kyamba, the conqueror of Kyang (1467-1508 AD) and his all Choupha Khekkhomba,...